Advanced Placement American History will provide students with the opportunity to develop the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems, content, and materials of American historic development. Integral components of this course will include, but not be limited to, the formation of generalizations from primary sources in history, the synthesis and evaluation of information, the development of a set of criteria for judging proposed courses of action in terms of actual and projected consequences, the comparison of eras with similar trends, and analysis of the impact of major historical figures and groups on American and world events, the detection of bias in making conclusions, and the emergence of patterns in historical development.
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation